Jon Markman

Jon Markman is editor of the independent investment newsletter The Daily Advantage.

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Ambarella Shines at Center of Governments' Nonstop Efforts to Monitor Citizens

Ambarella Shines at Center of Governments' Nonstop Efforts to Monitor Citizens

Ambarella rose to fame as the maker of chips inside GoPro cameras, but it's since transformed itself into a full-fledged computer vision company

Facebook: Why the Skeptics Have Been So Wrong

Facebook: Why the Skeptics Have Been So Wrong

The social media company tech journalists and politicians hate continues to mint money by growing its business and weathering the storm of dissent.

Intel Prospers by Finally Hanging Up on Its Expensive iPhone Crush

Intel Prospers by Finally Hanging Up on Its Expensive iPhone Crush

Exiting the smartphone business allows Intel to focus on its hugely profitable data center platform, as well as pursue the promise of the internet of things.

Comcast Regains Its Swagger in a Brutal New Era of Streaming

Comcast Regains Its Swagger in a Brutal New Era of Streaming

Customers have a love/hate relationship with the cable TV industry because of continuously rising prices and poor customer service. The flip side is that cable TV, as a product, works, and Comcast can exploit that like no other.

Home Depot Is Succeeding by Nailing Down Its Digital Growth Plan

Home Depot Is Succeeding by Nailing Down Its Digital Growth Plan

Home Depot just completed its best year ever by growing sales and net earnings the new way -- using technology to make it easier for customers to find and buy the things they need.

Pinterest's IPO Is a Good Sign for the Stock Market

Pinterest's IPO Is a Good Sign for the Stock Market

The fact that investment bankers continue to press for IPOs means there's plenty of institutional money still on the sidelines.

Why Facebook Wins Big in a World of Regulated Media

Why Facebook Wins Big in a World of Regulated Media

For two years, Facebook has been taking heat for every extreme view posted on its two-billion-member-strong social network. Seeking regulation would shift the responsibility to politicians.

Mastercard's Plan to Dominate Digital Payments Is Priceless

Mastercard's Plan to Dominate Digital Payments Is Priceless

Not long from now, carrying a credit card to pay for stuff is going to seem ridiculously antiquated. Payments soon will happen in the background, automagically, if Mastercard gets its way -- and it will.

The Cloud Revolution Is Here, and These 2 Companies Are Poised Best to Profit

The Cloud Revolution Is Here, and These 2 Companies Are Poised Best to Profit

While most of the world is arguing about data, privacy and the influence of big technology companies, Microsoft, Amazon.com and Adobe have have already moved on. They're building alliances to freely exchange information, and construct the commerce platforms of the future.

McDonald's Acquisition of Dynamic Yield Is a Game Changer

McDonald's Acquisition of Dynamic Yield Is a Game Changer

Fast-food chains with the brand might of McDonald's used to grow sales with bigger advertising budgets. Today, brute force is less effective. Companies need to constantly innovate, and increasingly, they are turning to software and AI.